Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Battlestar Galactica is for Smarties

Morag made the terrible mistake of emailing today saying she'd recently read an article in the NY Times stating that 'Battlestar Galactica" is for intellectuals, but she couldn't bring herself to send it to me. Well, clearly she forgot I'm a trained forensic scientist -- I put my super-sleuthing skills to work, here's the clip she wouldn't share. Buwah ha ha ha ha!
Science fiction is one thing: ''Battlestar Galactica'' has intellectual cachet.

''The humans are pagan polytheists and the robots are monotheists, whose divine jihad is against the humans (even though the former know that the latter created them),'' Anthony Gottlieb, the author of ''The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance,'' explained off the top of his Blackberry from an airport baggage claim. ''There's a curious mix of high-tech and superstition and scriptural fundamentalism (which interestingly suggests that religion is ineradicable, as today's theorists of secularism are increasingly saying).''

Those of us who are fans already knew this, nice for it to be recognized in the newspaper of records ;-)


Alicia said...
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Alicia said...

It's true. Smart people love Battlestar. But the truly intelligent people also love Stargate.

And then there are the few who are yet another cut above the rest, for they are ALSO able to appreciate the subtle genius of PTERODACTYL!

Lesley said...

of course smart people love BSG. and naturally, only those of inferior intellect have yet to watch it.

And if you enjoy battlestar, you should DEFINITELY check out Firefly, also an amazing show that only lasted one season :(

MMK and YMR said...

Aack! You are all Sci-Fi crazies . . . But I knew that you would sleuth out the evidence.

Jaime said...

My personal favorite was the use of "super-sleuth"!

I did have to look up the article to understand exactly what it was saying, so I'm a little unsure about my position as an "intellectual", however.....